Stars of the South: Louisiana
Elijah McGuire
Elijah McGuire
South Recruiting
Posted Sep 6, 2011
Mike Coppage


Scout Presents the Stars of the South, Louisiana Edition. We'll share with you the top performances from week one in the Pelican State.

  • Alex Johnson: RB - (5-10, 190) - Carencro

    Johnson, a senior, rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in Carencro's 35-7 win over Class 5A state-ranked East St. John. Johnson reached the end zone from 2, 12 and 74 yards out. This was Carencro's first victory in three years vs. the Wildcats.

  • Elijah McGuire: QB/RB - (5-10, 175) - Vandebilt Catholic

    McGuire can play QB or RB for the Class 4A Terriers. He ran for 241 yards and two scores on 20 carries in Vandebilt's 30-28 loss to E.D. White. McGuire is also an outstanding guard in basketball.

  • Denzel Devall: DE/LB/TE - (6-2, 240) - Bastrop

    Devall, a four-star DE, made the move to inside linebacker in Bastrop's 48-29 shootout win over Greenville-Weston (Ms.). Devall racked up 12 tackles, five TFL, two sacks, a fumble recovery, and even caught a touchdown pass on offense (at tight end).

  • Deion Jones: LB - (6-2, 200) - Jesuit

    Jones (pictured below) notched 13 tackles, two sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered another in Jesuit's 28-13 win over Hahnville last Thursday. Jones is committed to Nebraska. Last year, Jones led the Blue Jays to the Class 5A quarterfinals.

  • Paul Stanton: RB - (5-11, 165) - Jesuit

    Stanton, a senior teammate of Deion Jones, gained 211 yards on 21 carries with three TDs as Jesuit triumphed over Hahnville. Next week, Jesuit battles former Catholic League foe Holy Cross.

  • Trent Domingue: K/P - (5-10, 165) - St. Paul's

    Domingue booted a 22-yard field goal, put six kickoffs into the end zone (for touchbacks), hit five-of-five PATs and averaged nearly 40 yards per punt as St. Paul's strolled to a 38-7 win over Edna Karr last Wednesday. Domingue, a senior, had three punts downed inside the 20.

  • Otha Peters: LB - (6-1, 210) - Covington

    A Tennessee commit, Peters recorded 15 tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble as Covington opened the season by topping Lakeshore, 20-6.

  • Carlos Henderson: RB/WR - (5-10, 160) - McDonogh #35

    In Monday night's 50-42 win over St. Augustine, Henderson galloped for 274 yards and three TDs on 17 carries. He also caught a four-yard pass. Henderson is a junior and the younger brother of current Utah WR Charles Henderson.

  • Malcolm Rogers: RB - (5-10, 185) - Parkway

    Rogers totaled 249 yards (175 rushing, 74 receiving) and scored three touchdowns in Parkway's 55-21 win over Alexandria Senior High.

  • Darion Porchia: RB - (5-10, 175) - St. Mary's

    Porchia was a machine in the Tigers' 56-32 victory over Lakeview, running for 227 yards and five touchdowns and adding 66 additional yards on four receptions.

  • Daniel Taylor: RB - (5-8, 170) - Lutcher

    Lutcher lost to Dutchtown, 32-8, but Taylor still had a magnificent night, rushing for 181 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion on 30 carries.

  • Richard Carthon: QB - (5-9, 185) - C.E. Byrd

    The Byrd Yellow Jackets shocked the state with a season-opening upset of nationally-ranked West Monroe. Carthon averaged over 10 yards per carry (14-141), ran for two TDs (including a 76-yarder) and also connected on a TD pass.



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